Teaching

In 2020 – 2021, I taught as an adjunct lecturer at Singapore Management University in the Office of the Core Curriculum, the seminars “SG50: Imagining Singapore in 50 years”, “Global and Local” and “War and Peace.” I also designed and taught the seminar HH4091: Histories of World-making in Science, Design and Technology” under the History department at Nanyang Technological University in Semester 2, 2020-2021.

Before embarking on my graduate studies at UC Davis, I taught English Literature at the GCE ‘A’ H2 Level at National Junior College, Singapore, and was part of the teaching, curriculum writing and administrative team of the first Integrated Programme in Singapore. At the National University of Singapore (2009 – 2010), I was a Teaching Assistant for film and cultural studies classes.

At UC Davis (2011 – 2018), I was an associate instructor for ENL3: Introduction to English Literature. I have also been a TA for classes in Asian American Studies, American Studies and Design. Some of these classes include:

  • DES40B: Ideologies of Design
  • DES40A: Energy, Materials, and Design over Time
  • DES149: Principles of Information Design
  • AMS21: Objects and Everyday Life
  • AMS1E: Nature and Culture

As a TA, I have given guest lectures on topics such as the Fitbit and the Data body and the ‘nature’ of natural disasters.

For Semester 2, 2016-2017, I was an adjunct instructor of the module “Singapore as Model City?” at Tembusu College, National University of Singapore. I was the lecturer for AMS/WMS139 Feminist Cultural Studies: (Re-)making Feminist Knowledge (Fall 2019) at UC Davis, and for  Literature and Humanities II at Yale-NUS College in Semester 2, 2019-2020.

I have also been a facilitator of a youth expedition project to Khon Kaen, Thailand (2004) with twenty student volunteers from National Junior College collaborating with Child Help Foundation (CHF), engaged in service learning focused on urban social issues.